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$98 Linux Laptop – The HiVision miniNote

Posted by Charbax on September 2nd, 2008

HiVision makes the worlds cheapest Linux laptop at $98 using a new cheaper MIPS based processor (perhaps the Longsoon or the Ingenic), WiFi, 1GB flash storage, it runs Linux, has 3 USB ports, Ethernet, SDHC card reader, audio in and out, voice-chat, skype, multi-tabbed Firefox browser support and Abiword for word processing. Automatic and secure online software updates. Their current model is running a smooth and pretty snappy Linux user interface. In this video, I got to borrow a review sample of the laptop overnight, and I try to show you all the browser and other software interfaces in this extended video review of this cheap MIPS based laptop. Embedded is the way that I hope that most cheap laptops are going to be based on in the near future, Google will hopefully make a great Chrome browser for this kind of Laptop and hopefully that OLPC soon will announce that they will work to improve Embedded Linux based laptops in the upcoming XO-1.5 and XO-2 designs.

HiVision miniNote at IFA 2008

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This video is linked to on http://mobile.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/04/2232225, http://gizmodo.com/5047705/hivision-shows-off-sub+100-linux-mini-laptop and http://digg.com/linux_unix/HiVision_Shows_Off_Sub_100_Linux_Mini_Laptop, pretty cool!

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